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All Music Guide - Peter Fawthrop
Unanimously, the most popular singer from the Irish group Boyzone is lead singer Ronan Keating whose debut solo album is aptly titled Ronan. The album retains some of Boyzone's style, though it is appropriately, if not determinedly, subdued. That is a bit of a shock for a debut. Keeping in mind that Gary Barlow tried the same thing and missed the target, while Robbie Williams went all out with an egocentric rock album and became a British landmark, one would have expected a little more oomph. Ronan must not be caught up in trends. Besides, the album seems to fit his personality, which is quieter and modest compared to most boy group members. The album sports the number ...
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All Music Guide - Peter Fawthrop
Unanimously, the most popular singer from the Irish group Boyzone is lead singer Ronan Keating whose debut solo album is aptly titled Ronan. The album retains some of Boyzone's style, though it is appropriately, if not determinedly, subdued. That is a bit of a shock for a debut. Keeping in mind that Gary Barlow tried the same thing and missed the target, while Robbie Williams went all out with an egocentric rock album and became a British landmark, one would have expected a little more oomph. Ronan must not be caught up in trends. Besides, the album seems to fit his personality, which is quieter and modest compared to most boy group members. The album sports the number one European singles "When You Say Nothing at All" and "Life Is a Rollercoaster," which helped propel the album to the top of the charts for a short while. Indeed, it did not stand out as one of the great musical triumphs of the year, but it is not without charm, thanks to its sincerity. Bryan Adams provides the soft ballad "The Way You Make Me Feel," while Rick Nowels conjures up another spirituality-driven effort on "Heal Me," as well as a slightly more exciting "Rollercoaster." "If I Don't Tell You Now" is a Diane Warren-penned ballad, drippy and undistinguished, which is sadly how most of her songs are beginning to come across. Patrick Leonard co-wrote "Believe" and "Keep on Walking," both of which are unremarkable but enjoyable. "In This Life" makes another appearance previously recorded by Bette Midler and Kathie Lee Gifford. For an album as seeping with heartfelt ballads as Ronan is, it is amazing that so many known artists came together with tunes that are so alike they sound monotonous. It really takes a few listens to bond wtih Ronan, because it is so slow. It is slow but it is also soft and tender. At certain moments it is exceptionally emotional. The splendid song "Brighter Days" is one of those moments.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/31/2000
  • Label: Polygram Int'l
  • UPC: 731454910422
  • Catalog Number: 549104

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ronan Keating Primary Artist
Matt Rollings Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Brian Kennedy Background Vocals
Donna De Lory Background Vocals
Sue Ann Carwell Background Vocals
Phil Thornalley Synthesizer, Guitar, Piano, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Rusty Anderson Guitar
Mike Brignardello Bass Guitar
Alex Brown Background Vocals
Andy Duncan Percussion, Drums
Paul Gendler Guitar
Priscilla Jones Background Vocals
Charles Judge Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Michael Landau Guitar
Paul Leim Percussion, Drums
Patrick Leonard Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Steve Lipson Guitar, Mandolin, Bass Guitar
James McNally Accordion, Whistle (Instrument)
Dominic Miller Guitar
David Munday Flute, Guitar
Tessa Niles Background Vocals
Rick Nowels Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Steve Pearce Bass Guitar
John Pierce Bass Guitar
Tim Pierce Guitar
Guy Pratt Bass Guitar
Andy Richards Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Chuck Sabo Percussion, Drums
Alfie Silas Background Vocals
Jackie Smiley Background Vocals
Miriam Stockley Background Vocals
Patrick Tucker Guitar, Bass Guitar
Yvonne Williams Background Vocals
Eric Rigler uillean pipes
Danielle Brisebois Background Vocals
John D. Willis Guitar
Thicke Background Vocals
Carol Riley Background Vocals
Mats Berntoft Guitar
Pete Murray Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Jason Bailey Background Vocals
Fridrik "Frizzy" Karlsson Guitar
Brian Macleod Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Gregg Alexander Producer
Phil Thornalley Producer
Arun Chakraverty Mastering
Andy Duncan Programming
Nick Ingman String Arrangements
Patrick Leonard Programming
Steve Lipson Programming, Producer
Heff Moraes Engineer
Rick Nowels Producer
Andy Richards Programming
Gavyn Wright String Conductor
Randy Wine Engineer
David Channing Engineer
Marc Moreau Engineer
Steve Mac Arranger, Producer
Don Schlitz Composer
Samie Barela Engineer
Elliott Blakey Engineer
David Ashton Engineer
Arnthor Producer
Todd Shoemaker Engineer
Ed Colman Engineer
Wayne Rodriguez Programming
Steve Price Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A great improvement !!!

    This singer from Boyzone is really romantic!He has shown a great great improvement from the Boyzone albums.The lyrics of this album is really really wonderful.It's just like a love letter to your girlfriend but sung!!!So buy now (if you really like love songs)if not it may not be a really good buy for those who love other music types.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is a true work of pure dedication and exceptional lyrics!

    In truth; I despise most boy-band groups (ie bsb, n'sync) but when I heard and saw the music videos for ''The Way You Make Me Feel'' and ''When You Say Nothing At All'' in Switzerland...I WAS BLOWN AWAY!! Not only is Ronan an exceptionally talented singer he also puts his soul into his recordings... in ''The Way...'' I was totally amazed! Buy this CD, and you'll thank yourself a thousand times over. It'll make you cry and make you shine!

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